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Steers girls win league tournament

Submitted photo: Magdalena girl’s basketball has earned the three seed position in tournament play.

Late on Jan. 4 the Steers girls basketball team had just lost to Tularosa, a team it had beaten in the season opener on Nov. 29, and were in the midst of a three-game losing streak.

Steers boys vying for district tourney title

The Steers boys are one step closer to a District 2-1A tournament championship after beating Mountainair Tuesday in the opening round, then handling Jemez Valley on Thursday to advance to the league finals today at To'hajiilee.

Steers drop road game to Warriors

After the Magdalena boys beat To'hajiilee off a late Dre Montoya 3-pointer on Feb. 1, they knew they'd be in for a dog fight when they faced the Warriors on the road last Friday night.

Warriors suffer setback

A solid three-game win streak for the Warriors came to a halt Friday night in Socorro as the visiting Silver Colts handed the Warriors a 63-40 District 3-3A loss.

Socorro wins rematch against Ruidoso

Photos by Jonathan Miller/El Defensor Chieftain:  Socorro’s Amanda Saenz pressures Ruidoso’s Lyndsey Saenz at midcourt on Tuesday during the Lady Warriors’ 54-40 win. Saenz had 12 points for Socorro.

It's a plausible claim that nearly every basketball coach understands the importance of peaking at the right time during any given season. The way the Lady Warriors are playing recently, it looks like head coach Marleen Greenwood has her squad playing its best ball heading into the final weeks of the 2012-2013 campaign.

Steers win a wild one over Warriors

The Steers aren't exactly used to being caught up in tight ball games this season. In their 15 wins heading into Friday night's game with To'hajiilee, Magdalena had beaten its opponents by an average of 23 points per game.